24 Facts About Tokyo Haneda

1. Tokyo Haneda is a major transit point offering travelers easy access to many overseas destinations.

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2. Tokyo Haneda is easily accessible from the main stations within Tokyo via airport buses and other frequent public buses.

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3. Tokyo Haneda would like to fly through that airspace in order to create additional capacity at Haneda.

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4. Tokyo Haneda is one of the world's most important cities in terms of economic power and influence, and it serves as the corporate and communications hub for the E Pacific Rim.

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5. Tokyo Haneda stores bring the goods of the world home to the domestic market.

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6. Tokyo Haneda is intersected by the Sumida River and has an extensive network of canals.

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7. Tokyo Haneda was particularly affected by an economic boom in Japan in the 1980s when the country emerged as a global financial center rivaling Europe and the United States.

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8. Tokyo Haneda incurred heavy damage from Allied bombings in World War II, when US Air Force raids reduced large sections of the city to rubble.

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9. Tokyo Haneda is located on the Pacific on the eastern coast of Honshu, the largest of the four main islands comprising Japan.

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10. Greater Tokyo Haneda is the world's most populous metropolitan area and is the center of Japanese culture, finance, and government.

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11. Tokyo Haneda was known as Edo until 1868, when the Japanese imperial family was moved there from Kyoto.

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12. Tokyo Haneda is served by an extensive bus network, and numerous taxi companies.

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13. Tokyo Haneda is served by numerous train, subway and bus lines.

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14. Tokyo Haneda is linked to the rest of Japan by road, rail, and air.

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15. In 1964, Tokyo Haneda hosted the summer Olympic Games and will stage the Olympics again in 2020.

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16. Tokyo Haneda is the seat of the Emperor of Japan, the figurehead of Japan's constitutional monarchy, who lives in the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo.

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17. Tokyo Haneda is on the Kanto plain, bordering Tokyo Haneda Bay, 35 degrees 41 minutes north latitude and 139 degrees 46 minutes east longitude.

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18. Tokyo Haneda is located roughly in the middle of the Japanese archipelago facing the Pacific Ocean.

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19. Tokyo Haneda is the capital city of Japan, and the biggest city in Japan in terms of population and area.

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20. Tokyo Haneda is often used by foreign heads of state visiting Japan, as well as by the Japanese Air Force One and other aircraft carrying government officials.

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21. In March 2012, Tokyo Haneda completed a new "Premier Gate" facility for business jets, with parking available for up to 30 days.

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22. Tokyo Haneda is the third-largest air cargo hub in Japan after Narita and Kansai.

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23. In particular, Tokyo Haneda would offer additional slots to handle 60,000 overseas flights a year.

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24. Tokyo Haneda was mainly a military and civilian transportation base used by the US Army and Air Force as a stop-over for C-54 transport planes departing San Francisco, en route to the Far East and returning flights.

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